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ABI Research’s smart cities coverage examines the applications, services, and opportunities in the smart city arena including street lighting, trash collection, utilities, cooperative mobility, and intelligent transportation. We delve into key technologies and paradigms, such as big data and analytics, open platforms, citizen participation, and community crowdsourcing.


Utilities and Smart Grids

1Q 2017 | MD-UTIL-158 | Updated Annually

The global installed base of smart electricity meters reached 169 million in 2013, with the installed base in Asia-Pacific surpassing Europe and North America. European smart meter rollouts are driven by the European Union's plan to roll out smart electricity meters and smart gas meters covering at least 80% of households. United Kingdom, France, Spain, Netherlands, and Poland’s mass rollout of smart electricity meters and gas meters will drive annual growth in the region.

The Utilities and Smart Grids market data tracks and forecasts the demand for a range of key elements and their market value within the emerging smart ...


Critical Infrastructure Security

1Q 2017 | MD-CIS-160 | Updated Semiannually

This iteration of MD-CIS details critical infrastructure spending on cybersecurity. The critical infrastructure is defined as the basic physical and organizational structure needed for the functioning of a modern society. ABI Research has broken down the infrastructure into eight segments: Defense, Energy, Finance, Health, Information & Communication Technologies, Public Security, Transport, and Water & Waste Management. Each segment's spending is further broken down by sector (Government, Industry, etc.), by type (IT, Countermeasures, Procedures, etc.), by region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Latin America) and by country (United States, United Kingdom, China, Russia, Israel, Canada and Australia).


Government & Healthcare ID IC Technologies

1Q 2017 | MD-GHIC-17 | Updated Semiannually

ABI Research’s Government & Healthcare ID IC Technologies market data report provides an in-depth view of IC shipments delivered and used for government-issued smart card credentials: driver licenses, healthcare ID, national ID and voter cards, and passports.
Data is presented for each of the primary applications covering interface type (contact, pure contactless, and dual interface) alongside IC type (memory or microcontroller). Further granularity is provided thanks to the edition of IC ASPs (Average Selling Prices) and overall generated IC revenues.
A 5-year forecast period to 2021 provides ABI Research’s view of the future government ID market landscape, growth ...


Critical Communications

4Q 2016 | MD-CRCM-16 | Updated Semiannually

The fight against terrorism, first responder communications, industrial and business radio systems, transportation, and public utilities networks are all parts of modern critical communications. September 11, 2001, vividly displayed the need for police and fire department radio network system interoperability and was one of the main drivers of today's trunked radio communications systems.

Public safety radio was the ancestor of critical communications and is still a major component of the latter. Additionally, the present day need for data has also entered into the equation. Once, only analog systems were the mainstay of public safety radio networks, but digital radio equipment ...


Smart Lighting

3Q 2016 | MD-SMLI-103

Energy efficient LED light bulbs are increasingly replacing incandescent bulbs and, while there are many technical and market challenges to resolve, it is clear that new capabilities and functionalities that transcend far beyond the traditional light bulb are emerging. The future of lighting is changing and taking effect now.
The emergence of smart city programs is putting the smart street lighting at the forefront of municipality roadmaps. Smart lighting solutions will enable cities to cover streets with the correct amount of light, depending on the conditions for which it is needed. While these solutions provide municipalities with the right ...




Electric Mobility, a Key Milestone for China’s Smart Nation Initiative

2Q 2017 | IN-4546

Electric vehicles have grown rapidly in China, with a 128% CAGR from 2011 to 2016; reaching sales of 507,000 new energy vehicles (NEV) in 2016. Growth is primarily driven by government legislation, smart city initiatives in China, etc. BYD, BAIC Group, Tesla, Geely, Zotye Auto, Yutong, Yinlong, Zhongtong, King Long, and Dongfeng Motor are the key vendors in the Chinese NEV ecosystem.

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5G Acceleration – Reality and Opportunities for Non-Consumer Markets

In this webinar, we’ll provide our view on the evolution of 5G. Will the many impacted industries work together to operationalize the networks? What will this mean for the ecosystem? We’ll look at applications and use cases for vertical market adjacencies.

Key topics include:

  • Assessment of 5G capabilities related to bandwidth, latency and D2D in terms of vertical applications and use cases
  • Evolutionary nature of cellular technologies and mobile ecosystem support for vertical lifecycle management